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Essential Offroad RC Racer's Guide by Dave B Stevens

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A Step-by-step Guide to Reducing Your Lap Times

A complete guide to to electric radio control Off-road vehicles (1/10 scale Stock/Modified and 1/8 scale). It contains everything you need to know from basic how-to guides to advanced techniques used by world champions. Everything you need to drive faster is in this book.

Driving faster is a process:

  • Determine the fastest racing lines around a particular track - we show you how
  • Changing the setup of your car so it is easy to drive those lines quickly - comprehensive advice
  • Practising driving those lines - most effective use of practice time

We provide you with the information you need to fast track your success, whether racing or bashing. Whether you're a beginner, club racer or pro driver this essential addition to your pit space is packed full of information that will give you the edge, in an easy to read format with examples:

  • Step-by-step guides
  • Advice for every setup option
  • Checklists
  • Troubleshooting
  • Case studies
  • Quick reference material
  • Pro tips from IFMAR world champions

With Pro Tips from IFMAR World Champions

  • Bruno Coelho (2-time 4WD winner).
  • Billy Easton (2WD winner).

More Details

  • 96 pages on every car setting from A-Z (Ackermann to Wings); what they do, how they work, effects and advice.
  • 35 pages of advice on how to drive faster. Includes setup theory, fast driving tutorial, and how to apply this theory to any track.
  • 17 pages on every aspect of jumping including how to optimise your jumps for fast lap times.
  • 28 pages on tyres; track surface terminology, tyre selection criteria with examples, tyre guide, gluing, inserts, direction, additive, warmers, balancing and more.
  • 70 pages of case studies for clay, packed dirt, dirt, astroturf and carpet. Describes actual race meetings, and how skilled drivers approached their setup, what changes they made and the results. Setups of world champions, European champions, US champions and national champions of many other countries.
  • 19 pages of quick reference checklists. Covers all of the common problems and situations you might encounter. Car is spinning out? Wanders on the straight? Doesn’t have enough steering? Hard landings? Won’t jump far enough? Flips over? We’ve got you covered.
  • Tech Talks by Ray Munday (2WD & 4WD Australian Champion).
  • Beginner’s guide.
  • Covers all motors and speeds from 21.5T to the fastest Modified motors.
  • 2WD and 4WD Buggy (1/10).
  • Short Course Trucks and Stadium Trucks (1/10).
  • 1/8 scale eBuggy and eTruggy.